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You may not believe it- but I’m outta’ here, for a few weeks.I know. I know. You’re heartbroken.There will be exotic international locations involved, great food, and friends, a bottle, or two (or truck-load) of wine, and many jet planes seats to smash myself into.And when I return it will be Christmas, and all THAT […]

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Full disclosure: I am 56.  My dress size has increased from a size 8 to a 12 but I can still find wonderfully fashionable clothes- they just cost more. Thank God I’m rich. I have white hair growing at my temples which you will never see, because your name isn’t David and you don’t charge […]

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  • Anonymous - My eyebrows are nearly gone, too! Who knew?
    Oh, I just love aging!

    • A Pleasant House - Thank God for this new stuff named (wait let me go get it….I’m back) gimmeBROW by benefit. It’s a brow mascara of sorts. Waterproof, not too heavy (you can build up thickness) and in a few colors. Until I started brushing it across my brows a few months ago I didn’t realize how dull my brows were. I got it at Sephora.ReplyCancel

  • enchantedseashells.com - But you are beautiful on the inside, and that’s what counts, right? NOT. I do the bonding, the botox, oh yes I do, and don’t get me started on droopy skin and those deflated balloons that used to be all perky…on my way to bootcamp so I don’t atrophy here on the sofa. xoxox to you!ReplyCancel

    • A Pleasant House - I am beautiful on the inside but seriously, who wants to look like their grandmother? I’m especially grooving on the droopy skin under my chin. So attractive! Bootcamp. Just the word makes me cringe. Off I go….ReplyCancel

  • Tina - I can agree with some of these, and some simply haven’t happened yet (but I’m sure they will). Fortunately I can still sing, and my hair is still amazing, although gray. I think these are normal facts of life. I’m happy in my middle age (heck, I’ll be 59 in a few days!). Better than the alternative, I always say!!ReplyCancel

    • A Pleasant House - Yes, all normal. The key fro me is the attitude. It keeps you feeling good. Thanks for stopping by Tina! Impressed that you still have your singing voice- mine- kaput!ReplyCancel

  • Mari Collier - At fifty I could still run in high heels, work ten hours, commute two hours, and work more hours at home. It wasn’t until I hit 60 that everything went south. Oh well, that too was long ago. At least my hair is finely turning grey. I’ve waited for years as I wore a grey wig for a play when I was 16 and looked fabulous. Now, I don’t have the complexion of a sixteen-year-old, but I still would like to have silver hair, just not enough to pay for it.ReplyCancel

    • A Pleasant House - You know what Marie- that’s an interesting conversation- what color hair is grey? I prefer silver to white on women. I saw a woman with a gorgeous dark grey (not a bit brown) once. It was so shiney and beautiful. I’ve seen your picture and you look beautiful!!!ReplyCancel

  • Cary - As I grow older, I find that hair sprouts up in once barren plains (or crevices). I’m considering electrolysis. No telling what will sprout on me at 50.ReplyCancel

  • Walker Thornton - A fun read. I’m taking the opposite approach and just letting it all happen…at least for now.ReplyCancel

  • William Kendall - Good post… but frosted pink passion is an actual lipstick name?ReplyCancel

  • Bryan Jones - Good on you girl! As a male at 55, I can identify with how some things gets better with age (in my case the propensity to laugh at myself, more tolerance of others, and sex) while other aspects of ageing cause me great angst (grey hair, bristles in my ears and a saggy arse).

    I enjoy your posts – your wrting has a distinctive, whimsical style. I’ve become your latest follower.ReplyCancel

  • ARod Rodriguez - great post way to embrace life love itReplyCancel

  • Carol Graham - I relate with all of you in different ways but….I am 65 and still don’t have a single grey hair. As a health coach for many decades, I took the precautions I tell my younger clients. Taking lecithin (the right kind) all these years means no droppy upper arms or other body parts. Hair is thicker than ever and energy level is high. Work harder now than I ever did in my 50’s. Loving it.ReplyCancel

  • bookworm - I look like a turkey at almost 61. A grey feathered turkey, with wings, and wrinkly neck to match.ReplyCancel

    • A Pleasant House - LOL! I don’t mind ACTING like a turkey, but don’t want to look like one quite yet, though you do sound delicious!ReplyCancel

  • Art and Sand - Loved reading this post.

    I am your age transposed. My hair is finally okay, but I have no idea what color my hair is because Pam does a great color job. I am still a size 8, but won’t be if I keep eating Christmas treats, I am finding that swimming is the best exercise because it has less impact on my old joints. Despite all the downsides of aging – Life Is Good.ReplyCancel

  • Daven - It tells a story painted but true of everything we had, now renewed… but perhaps that point is not fabrication, but the sincerity of a smile that dances lazily across your eyes…..ReplyCancel

  • Kristi Campbell - I so relate to this! I’m 45, and just recently paid $3300 for my teeth to be capped. I’m allergic to Botox but less so to my husband, who is 5 years older than I am. We roar!!! And are awesome right here and right now.ReplyCancel

  • Tana Bevan - A wonderful ode to where you are now, while casting a lighthearted look at where you’ve been. Touche’. Delightful read. Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • Lois Alter Mark - Love it, and, yes, you are fabulous!ReplyCancel

  • Carollynn @ www.designGumbo.net - The monthly tithing to the beauty gods just keeps going up and up – first it was just haircuts and color, then Monthly facials, dermabrasion, injectables, and brazillian blowouts. Now I seem to work just to pay for those treatments.ReplyCancel

What is it about the internet that makes us so ‘open’? Wait. I know! There are very few consequences. We aren’t interpreting body language and changing our delivery. You can flirt and not meet for drinks. The bathroom is always close. You can never tell when someone has rolled their eyes. Crafted written responses have […]

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This is my list of  20 ‘Things’ I could not care less about  if you held a gun to my head- and you shouldn’t either (which I am submitting in an attempt to increase my Google ranking- because that’s what’s really important- am I right?)And not in order of importance…20. Increasing my Google ranking. 19. […]

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  • Janie Emaus - Love this list!ReplyCancel

    • A Pleasant House - That’s great- ’cause I could use a few extra. Can never have enough kindred. HahaaaaThanks for stopping by Lisha (ps: LOVE your name)ReplyCancel

  • A Pleasant House - This is me checking my comment ability- well, other peoples comment ability, not mine. We all know MY ability to comment is just fine….ReplyCancel

  • Carol Graham - Absolutely love your sense of humor — wish we could team up and do a gig!ReplyCancel

  • donofalltrades - Learning to be happy with what you have is hard for a lot of people. I’m so proud of my mundane, middle class, struggling to pay the bills but my kids are beautiful and healthy so that’s all that matters life that I could puke. Oh, and my kids aren’t better than everyone else’s. My daughter never scores any goals in soccer, my 4 year old tole the wife yesterday that the Rock em Sock em robot game was “fuckin’ broke” and the youngest is just plain mean sometimes. But they’re cute, so that’s something.ReplyCancel

  • House Crazy Sarah - Amen to all that! I’m in the perfect bitch-ass mood today to read this Cheryl! Thank you woman!!!!ReplyCancel

    • A Pleasant House - Your so welcome Sarah. I’m always available to supplement a bitch-ass mood. In fact, I think I’ll join you. Happy Days…..ReplyCancel

  • Stacia Ellermeier - I heart you so much for posting a pic of my idol, Audrey. I adore you, Cheryl!!! MWAH!ReplyCancel

  • Rhonda - Love the list! Agree with almost every one of these! It brightened my day to realize I’m not alone in this 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Vashti Q-Vega - I absolutely LOVED this and I couldn’t agree more. Hilarious!ReplyCancel

  • Beverly Diehl - You had me at could NOT care less, the way people who are not illiterate know the phrase is said or written. I ~heart~ you.ReplyCancel

    • A Pleasant House - It’s true- like irregardless. Not a word! If something is held in such low esteem to be without regard- then the prefix ‘ir’ is not needed. But you already knew that.ReplyCancel

  • Lois Alter Mark - OMG I am so with you! Awesome list!ReplyCancel

    • A Pleasant House - This, my Dear, is but the tip of the iceburg, but it’s the Holidays and I thought I should be NICE- God I hate that word.ReplyCancel

  • Sheryl - Brilliant! I agree with every. single. one. But you said it better.ReplyCancel

    • A Pleasant House - Hahaaaa. Well, I TRY, but mostly it’s a s-t-r-e-t-c-h. Thanks for stopping by Sheryl (PS: I love your name- Sheryl).ReplyCancel

  • William Kendall - Quite a list!

    We really have to find a way to get the Kardashians, 50 Shades of Tedious Writing, and Wal-Mart off the planet.ReplyCancel

  • Cathy - You have guts to print this list and I am behind you all the way. Of course! Funny girl….ReplyCancel

  • Corinne Rodrigues - Absolutely loved your list! I see myself doing a more India-centric one soon. 😉ReplyCancel

  • Tamara Woods - I need to take a feather from your cap and doing some big as list about moving from WV to living on an Island.ReplyCancel

    • A Pleasant House - Hi Tamara! You should! I’d love to read it. I’m sure your journey has been interesting AND inspiring. Great to see you again!ReplyCancel

  • Kristi Campbell - HAHAH to your kids being more awesome. Funny that I feel that way about my son huh? 😉
    And I will never watch the Kardashians. Ever. Ever ever. This list is hilarious!ReplyCancel

    • A Pleasant House - All true right? I was being ‘kind’ in this list. If anyone actually knew what I REALLY could not care less about I might get booted from the planet! Hahahaaa Thanks for stopping by- TWICE! Score!!!ReplyCancel

  • One Funny Motha - Couldn’t agree more esp. about the spanx, stupid athletes & the Kardashians. Great photos btw.ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - Thanks Motha! The problem w spanx is that what it’s holding has to go somewhere- and it’s usually worse. HahahaaaReplyCancel

  • Lillian Connelly - These are pretty funny. I just have to say that my kid is even MORE awesome…infinity.ReplyCancel

  • Quirky Chrissy - I care about some of these, but definitely not all! 50 Shades of Grey can kiss my butt.ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - As well as other places. Like it’s a NEW story. Remember the film 9 1/2 Weeks?ReplyCancel

  • Roshni AaMom - You said a mouthful, Cheryl!! I so wish people were this sensible!!ReplyCancel

  • Roshni AaMom - You said a mouthful, Cheryl!! I so wish people were this sensible!!ReplyCancel

  • Sandra Sallin - Perfection! You got it right lady!ReplyCancel

  • Carin Kilby Clark - I love this list! And I agree with every one… 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Kristi Rieger Campbell - I don’t want it all either and I will NEVER care about what Miley Cyrus is doing! Too funny!!ReplyCancel

  • Dear Ann Abler - While I disagree on #8 – because my kids have more awesomeness 😉 – you’re spot on with everything else! I might have to link back to this when I finish my post about Kardashian Kraziness. ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - A mother’s unique love- which happens to be universal. And I hope you do Ann!ReplyCancel

About a year ago, I found a new blogger that I enjoyed reading (note: This is not an everyday occurrence. Good writing and content are more rare then you might think).This writer was witty and irreverent and authentic and kind and made me laugh. Score.I started to follow him. He followed back. We are now virtual friends […]

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